As part of our Family Engagement Initiative, more than 60 families attended a Thanksgiving celebration at the Day School Johnstown. They enjoyed a delicious family-style dinner, student art show, face painting and crafts.
Throughout the month of November, we will be highlighting just a few of the people and things we are grateful for at Pressley Ridge.
Today, we are thankful for Humana. Employees in their Pittsburgh office recently held a food drive for our Backpack Giveback program, which provides food to our children and families in need.
Students in the Day School Johnstown's Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club used chalk art to promote positivity through pictures and kind words drawn on the sidewalks as you enter the school.
This new club teaches students about selflessness and giving back.
Pittsburgh Day School student Lee Ervin, under his pseudonym Alistor Morgan, was recently chosen to perform his spoken word poetry at the City Summit, an annual conference of state leaders from all over the United States. In his performance for a group of 200 teen delegates, Lee expressed concerns regarding recent environmental abuse, including the North Dakota pipeline and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Lee is actively involved in the Steel City Slam program Young Steel, which meets weekly at the Mattress Factory.
Today and every day, we are thankful for all of our 1,100 employees. Recently at an event at PNC Park, we recognized 21 “Employees of the Year” who have gone above and beyond in their work on behalf of our children and families. Special thanks to Ideal Integrations for their sponsorship of the event and their continued support of our employees and our mission.
Mr. Cousins was kind enough to share his time and knowledge with the students. His presentation began with valuable information on the dire effects of using tobacco and then it evolved into a heartbreaking story about his late son, who suffered from a severe case of lung cancer caused by heavy smoking for several years. Every student was attentive and engaged. We are all very appreciative of Mr. Cousins for taking the time out of his day to visit Pressley Ridge Day School Greensburg.
Written by: Zach Kocian
Focus on Children is a four-hour seminar offered by Pressley Ridge to help educate parents about the needs of children who are experiencing transition as the result of a custody action. Many participants are referred by the Lancaster County Court System, however any interested parent may attend.
Focus on Children is led by two people with Masters degrees who are certified to teach the Transparenting materials used in the seminar. Focus on Children is not a substitute for counseling or legal services. Advice or counsel for individual situations will not be given. Case specific questions cannot be answered by Pressley Ridge staff. Certificates of participation will be provided at the end of the seminar.
This seminar is for adults. Please do not bring children.
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